By Robinicks


2012-02-23 12:31:40 8 Comments

What: Can NodeJS apps be distributed as binary? ie. you compile the .js app via V8 into its native binary, and distribute the binary to clients? (if you had total access to the NodeJS server)... or is minifying the code all you can do?

Why: We build serverside applications in NodeJS for clients, that have often to be hosted on the client's servers. Distributing source code means clients can easily steal our solution and stop paying licensing fees. This opens up the possibility of easy reverse-engineering or reuse of our apps without our awareness.

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